Top Stories 2016


No 1 - Saturday 19th March - Juniors Teams Win 3 Premierships

The Junior Crocs played in four Grand Finals and had four wins. But one of the wins was overturned in controversial circumstances.

All four sides played off against the Minor Premiers in each grade Nightcliff. The day started with the Div One Under 16s knocking off Nightcliff on the main TIO Stadium Oval to avenge the loss in the Grand Final last season. Brodie Casburn was named the Russel Jeffrey Medal winner in a dominating game of footy playing off the backline and .... Click Here to read more

No 2 - Saturday 13th February - Will Farrer Kicks The Ton, Premier League Minor Premiers
Premier League player Will Farrer acheived a rare feat on Saturday in kicking his 100th goal for the season. He became the fourth Crocs player to do so. He is also be the third NTFL Premier League player to do it in the last 10 years all form the Crocs. Will follows Ashley Wedding in the 2006/07 season, Damien Cupido in the 2012/13 season and Allen Jackovich in the 1989/90 to kick the 'Ton' of goals.

Along with Will kicking his 100th goal of the season the Crocs Premier League have also won the Minor premiership in the Home and Away season. The Crocs only have one more game left in the season but have .... Click Here to read more

No 3 - Saturday 3rd December - Matt Cannard Retires

Premier League Captain Matt Cannard has announced his retirement. After a stellar career with the Crocs, the announcement was made in a emotional speech by Coach Shannon Rusca in the change rooms before the game today. Matt’s Dad and Mum had travelled to Darwin to surprise Matt and to watch his last game. Matt’s Dad spoke to the players and many of the 2006/07 premiership team players were in the change room as well.

When Matt Cannard arrived at the SDFC eleven seasons ago the club was just starting to rebuild. The League side played very well in the 2005/06 season but finished wooden  .... Click Here to read more

No 4 - Saturday 20th Feburary - Matt and Tom Milstone Games

Matt Cannard and Tom Fittock both played milestone games this weekend against the Buffaloes.

Matt Cannard 200th NTFL game.

Matt came to the Crocs from Queensland in the 2005/06 NTFL season. The Premier League side was in the process of rebuilding and the side finished with the wooden soon. But in the turn around that saw the club win the Premiership the following season Matt has had a remarkable career with the Crocs. He is the current Premier League Captain and also coaches the Boy under 18s team. In his tenth season of being at the Crocs 
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No 5 - Sunday 13th March - Crocs winners at Nichols Medal Night

The Crocs have done well at the Nichols Medal Night. Will Farrer has won the ABC Player Of The Year and the Dennis Dunn Trophy for Leading Goal Kicker in Premier League for his 100 goal plus season and Zac Smith has won the Under 18's Abala Medal voted as best player in the NTFL Under 18's competition.

Zac played great footy all season and was unlucky not to play in the Div One Pre Lim Final after an outastading game in the Div Two Elimination Final the week before. His brother Sam was a big loss for the Crocs Premier League this year when he was picked up by the Box Hill Hawks part way into the NTFL season
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No 6 - Saturday 27th February - Seniors Presentation Night

The Under 18s Boys, Womens Div One, Mens Div One and Div Two and the Premier League held their Presentation Night on Saturday night the 27th of February at Rydges Palmerston and it was a great night.

There were plenty of video highlights from this season and past seasons. And tributes were paid to Keegan Dingo, Ben Ah Mat and Matt Cannard for thier contributions to the club on the field. Tom Fittock was recognised and a Presentation made for his Life Membership after playing his 150th League game for the club this season. Volunteers were recognised too with Peter Mullins being awarded Club persopn Of The Year. .... Click Here to see all the trophy winners for the club this season.

No 7 - Saturday 3rd December - 06/07 Reunion Night

Twenty of the players from the 2006/07 League premiership winning team gathered at TIO Stadium on Saturday to watch the current side play and have a function that evening. A special day was to unfold with the players in the change room when Coach Shannon  Rusca announced that Captain Matt Cannard was announcing his retirement. Then they watched the game from a corporate box and then off to the function at which all of the current Premier League players and many other people attended. Many stories were told and the Coach from that season Michael McLean and other team staff were in attendance. Shirts were presented to commemorate the day. MC Mark O’Shaunghnessy did a great job and many other people including past President .... Click Here to read more